Best MapleStory Training Spots 1-250 Guide (GMS v.183 – MapleStory Beyond/Override)

List of Best MapleStory Training Spots

MapleStory Training Spots Guide V9 : GMS v.183 – MapleStory Override/Beyond (2017-03-01)
MapleStory Training Spots Guide V8 : GMS v.179 – MapleStory V 5th Job (2016-12-15)
MapleStory Training Spots Guide V7 : GMS v.170 – Ursus (2016-01-06)
MapleStory Training Spots Guide V6 : GMS v.161 – Black Heaven (2015-04-20)
MapleStory Training Spots Guide V5 : GMS v.150 – Rising Heroes (2014-06-17)
MapleStory Training Spots Guide V4 : GMS v.149 – Legacy of Nine (2014-05-12)
MapleStory Training Spots Guide V3 : GMS v.143 – RED (2013-12-04)
MapleStory Training Spots Guide V2 : GMS v.137 – Unleashed (2013-06-19)
MapleStory Training Spots Guide V1 : GMS v.123 – Tempest (2012-11-28)

MapleStory Beyond/Override Training Notes

  • Theme Dungeon: Kerning Tower is introduced for players level 145 and above.
  • Better Maple System implemented (Monster drops improved, Pets follow owner faster, expiration dates shown on item with icons, collection stamp for popular maps implemented to allow faster teleportation throughout different continents)
  • Maple Value Points (MVP) Service implemented.

MapleStory EXP gained based on Level Differences

  • 110% EXP gained when level difference is 0 ~ 4
  • 105% EXP gained when level difference is 5 ~ 9
  • 100% EXP gained when level difference is 10 ~ 11
  • 98% EXP gained when level difference is 12 ~ 13
  • 96% EXP gained when level difference is 14 ~ 15
  • 94% EXP gained when level difference is 16 ~ 17
  • 92% EXP gained when level difference is 18 ~ 19
  • 90% EXP gained when level difference is 20
  • 70% EXP gained when level difference is 21
  • 66% EXP gained when level difference is 22
  • 62% EXP gained when level difference is 23
  • 58% EXP gained when level difference is 24
  • 54% EXP gained when level difference is 25
  • 50% EXP gained when level difference is 26 ~ 27
  • 43% EXP gained when level difference is 28 ~ 29
  • 34% EXP gained when level difference is 30 ~ 31
  • 26% EXP gained when level difference is 32 ~ 33
  • 18% EXP gained when level difference is 34 ~ 35
  • 10% EXP gained when level difference is 36 or more

MapleStory V Limitless Training Guide

Post a comment below if you would like to share a training spot that you found great for leveling fast. It should take into consideration of the monster level differences, total monster spawn abundance and how easy to cycle throughout the map with the ladders/portal to reach enemy quickly.

Pure Grinding

Train Where
1-10 Lv.1 Tutorial or Job Specific Quests
10-15 Lv.10 Green Mushroom → Henesys: Spore Hill
15-20 Lv.15 Stone Golem → Henesys: Golem’s Temple Entrance
20-30 Lv.19 Flaming Mixed Golem → Henesys: Golem Temple 3
30-40 Lv.35 Coconut Slime → Gold Beach: Beachgrass Dunes 1
40-50 Lv.45 Wraith → Kerning City Subway Line 1 Area 3
50-55 Lv.55 Wild Boar → Perion: Wild Boar Land
55-70 Lv.62 Skeledog → Perion: Excavation Intermission Area
55-70 Lv.66 Copper Drake → Sleepywood: Silent Swamp
60-75 Lv.69 Dark Drake → Sleepywood: Cave Exit (via Chilly Cave)
60-90 Lv.90 Slimy → Singapore: Mysterious Path 3 (MSEA)
75-90 Lv.81 White Fang → El Nath: Ice Valley 2
75-100 Lv.89 Sand Rat → Nihal Desert: Sahel 2
75-100 Lv.90 Dark Dwarf → Nihal Desert: The Desert of Serenity
80-110 Lv.93 Mithril Mutae → Magatia: Alcadno, Lab Area B-1
80-110 Lv.95 Roid → Magatia: Alcadno, Lab Area C-1
110-120 Lv.113 Robo → Ludibirum: Toy Factory Apparatus Room
100-120 Lv.119 Dark Death Teddy → Vampire Castle: Bleak Hallway (MSEA)
120-163 Lv.120 Dark Bearwolf (Mini Boss) → Vampire Castle: Dim Light (MSEA)
120-140 Lv.129 Jar → Herb Town: 50-Year-Old Herb Garden
120-140 Lv.130 Moon Bunny → Korean Folk Town: Black Mountain Entrance
130-140 Lv.145 Biner → Singapore: Central Way 1 (GMS)
140-150 Lv.150 Nest Golem → Leafre Dragon Nest (MSEA)
150-160 Lv.152 Mantis → Stone Colossus: Colossus West Road 2
140-160 Lv.154 Pac Pinky → Singapore: Ghost Ship 1 (GMS)
140-160 Lv.155 Slimy → Singapore: Mysterious Path 3 (GMS)
150-165 Lv.157 Mr. Anchor → Singapore: Ghost Ship 6 (GMS)
150-165 Lv.158 Poison Hornet → Stone Colossus: Swarm Habitat 3
150-170 Lv.163 Dreamy Ghost → Zipangu: Encounter with the Buddha
163-200 Lv. 167 Extra A & B → Zipangu: Parking Lot (MSEA)
165-180 Lv. 177 Adv. Knight A → Knight Stronghold: Knight’s Chamber 1
180-190 Lv. 184 Adv. Knight E → Knight Stronghold: Hall of Honor
190-210 Lv.198 Ancient Mixed Golem → Twilight Perion: Warrior Ground
190-210 Lv.204 Chaseroid Red → Scrapyard: Scrapyard Hill 4
210-220 Lv.216 Salvoroid Red → Scrapyard: Skyline 1, 2
220-230 Lv.224 Inner Guard EX → Scrapyard: Maze 1, 2
220-230 Lv.224 Inner Guard EX → Scrapyard: Maze 1, 2

Training via Theme Dungeon and Party Quest

Train Where
30-40 Lv.30 Ellinel Fairy Academy → Elinia: North Forest, Giant Tree (Questline)
35-50 Lv.35 Gold Beach → Victoria: Gold Beach (Questline)
50-60 Lv.50 Riena Strait → Rien (Questline)
60-70 Lv.60 Mushroom Castle (Questline)
70-120 Lv.70 Romeo and Juliet a.k.a RnJ (Party Quest)
95-110 Lv.95 Ellin Forest (Questline)
100-115 Lv.100 Grand Athenaeum (Questline)
100-140 Lv.100 Monster Park Extreme → 2 entries per day (up to 7 if buy tickets)
115-125 Lv.115 Lion’s King Castle (Questline)
120-125 Lv.120 Fantasy Theme World (Questline)
130-140 Lv.130 Golden Temple (Questline)
130-140 Lv.130 Crimsonheart Castle (Required to defeat Gollux)
140-165 Lv.140 Temple of Time a.k.a. ToT (Questline)
140-190 Lv.140 Dimension Invasion → 5 entries per day (Party Quest)
145-155 Lv.140 Kerning Tower (Questline)
150-165 Lv.150 Stone Colossus
165-180 Lv.165 Omega Sector (Required to defeat Caoong/Omni-Cin)

Training via Star Force Maps

Star Force maps requires your character to be equipped with Star Force scrolled equipment. Lacking of Star Force reduces your damage considerably. Monsters residing in Star Force maps gives additional EXP rate.

Train Where Star Force
100-110 Lv. 107 Dark Kentaurus 15
100-120 Lv. 107 Blood Harp → Leafre: Sky Nest 2 5
100-120 Lv. 109 Dual Birk → Leafre: Valley of the Antelope 2 5
100-120 Lv. 136 Bain → Dead Mine: The Cave of Trials 2, 3 55
110-130 Dual Ghost Pirates 26
130-140 Cerberus 55
135-145 Dark Wyverns 65~70
145-165 Kerning Tower Floor 2 Map 4 80
145-165 Skelegon & Skelesaurus 65~70
160-170 Kerning Tower Floor 5 Map 4 80
160-170 Road to Oblivion 4 90
170-185 Armory 2 120
170-200 Omega Sector UFO H03 140

Arcane Force maps requires your character to be equipped with Arcane Symbols.

Training via Arcane Force maps

Arcane River continent consists of MSEA: Road to Extinction, Chew Chew Island, Dream City Lacheln | GMS: Vanishing Journey, Chu Chu Island, Lachelein. Lacking of Arcane Force reduces your damage considerably. If you exceed Arcane Force requirement in the map, you deal extra damage! Equip your character with Arcane Symbols (up to 3 symbols) and upgrade them to increase the Arcane Force. Click here for more info on Arcane Symbols

Train Where (GMS | MSEA\) Arcane
200-205 Lv.201 Raging Erda → V.Journey: Weathered Land of Rage 30
202-207 Lv.205 Blazing Erda aka Blazing Erdas → V.Journey 40
204-210 Lv.207 Tranquil Erda / Erdas of Rest → V.Journey / Road to Extinction 60
210-220 Lv.212 Bitty Bobble Forest / Flion → Chu Chu Island / Chew Chew Island 100
210-225 Lv.XXX Slurpy Forest Depths 100
210-225 Lv.XXX Torrent 3 130
215-225 Lv.XXX Whale Mountain 160
220-230 Lv.XXX Chicken Festival 2 210
222-230 Lv.XXX Revelations 3 210
222-230 Lv.XXX Clocktower 1 240
225-250 Lv.XXX Frost & Thunder Cloud Spirit 320
230-250 Lv.XXX Arcana Cave 360

Training via Daily Bossing

Bossing/Dailies

Bossing Where
50-60 Easy Zakum (Shares Daily Limit with Normal Zakum)
100+ Normal Zakum (Find and use a Rune before you queue)
105+ Monster Park REBORN (Daily Limit: 2, Buy ticket from Cash Shop up to 20 per month)
130+ Normal Hilla
160+ Normal Horntail
160+ Chaos Horntail (Decent funding required. Shares daily limit as Normal Horntail. )
180+ Madman Ranmaru (Decent funding required)
180+ Pink Bean (Decent funding required. Takes a long time to defeat it)
33+ Eluna (Available on July 26, 2017)
Boss Mode Quest Required Level Recommended Level
Zakum Easy N 50+ 50
Zakum Normal N 90+ 110
Zakum Chaos N 130+ 140
Horntail Easy Y 130+ 130
Horntail Normal Y 130+ 160
Horntail Chaos Y 135+ 160
Hilla Easy N 120+ 120
Hilla Hard N 170+ 190
Magnus Easy N 115+ 115
Magnus Normal Y 155+ 155
Magnus Hard Y 175+ 190
Gollux Easy Y 140+ 150
Gollux Normal Y 140+ 170
Gollux Hard Y 140+ 190
Gollux Hell Y 140+ 200
Arkarium Easy Y 140+ 140
Arkarium Normal Y 140+ 170
Arkarium Madman Y 140+ 190
Ranmaru Normal Y 120+ 129
Ranmaru Madman Y 120+ 195
Pink Bean Normal Y 160+ 180
Pink Bean Chaos Y 160+ 190
Root Abyss Normal Y 125+ 125
Root Abyss Chaos Y 180+ 190

Exp Boosters

Use Exp Boosters to increase the experience gained from each monsters so you need to kill fewer of them to level up!

Boost EXP via Items, Card Effect and Link Skills

EXP Buff Description
Runes An interactive NPC which you talk to (default key spacebar) and use your arrow keys in order to get a 2 minute 1.5x buff. Runes can be used every 15 minutes and respawns on the same map after 1 hour.
Cash Shop Coupons Coupons you can purchase in the Cash Shop for 2x experience.
Mercedes Link Skill Level up a Mercedes Character to 70/120 for a 10/15% exp boost.
Zero Character Card This character to your card set gives a 4/6/8/10% exp boost.
Event Coupons Events such as Attendence Quests, Hot Time gifts, etc. often have EXP multipliers (1.3/1.5/2x) as rewards to completing them.
Resting By having a character rest as a part time job, a character can potentially get a 1.3x coupon.
Star Planet Star Planet rewards 2x coupons for completing mini games.
2x Events During some weekends holidays and events, Maplestory can experience a 2x events which stack with other boosts.
Burning Arguably the best effect for leveling. This effect is given to one character per world during an event period via character creation (past event starting at level 10) or questline (e.g. Sizzling Santa quest beginning at level 33) that allows the user to level 3 times per level (e.g. instead of leveling from 33-34, you would level 33-34-35-36) Think of it as buy one, get two free!

Boost EXP with Party Buffs

Party Buff Description Rate
Bishop Holy Symbol (Boost EXP Rate) 1.5X
Beast Tamer Friends of Arby (Boost EXP Rate) 1.3X
Kanna Kishin Shoukan (Boost Spawn Rate and Count) 1.5X
Phantom Stolen Skills (Haste, Rage, Holy Symbol, Sharp Eyes) N/A

Tips and Tricks:

Use MapleStory Familiars when you train as they can help you train more efficiently.

Familiar Description
Jr. Boogie Recovers a large amount of MP (15%/10sec) continuously while summoned.
Mr. Alli Recovers a large amount of HP and MP (15%/10sec) continuously while summoned.
Big Spider Increases the drop rate of mesos and items by 60% while summoned.
Wolf Underling Increases the item drop rate by 100% while summoned.
Mutant Snail Recovers party member HP and MP continuously by a large amount while summoned.

MapleStory Arcane Force

Arcane Force Overview

  • Similarly to Star Force, you will inflict less damage when you have insufficient Arcane Force when you are in Arcane Force maps.
  • Instead of hitting 1’s, you’ll just be doing 10% of your original damage without any Arcane Force at all, and it’ll build up to 100% as you progress with your Arcane Force.
  • For bonuses, the more Arcane Force you receive the more EXTRA damage you’ll be doing in an area (up to 50% final damage worth of extra damage).
  • Arcane Force is gained by equipping your character with Arcane Symbol. Up to 3 Arcane Symbols can be equipped. Arcane Symbol also boosts your job primary stat.
  • While equipped, Arcane Symbols will grow with you as you gain experience. Duplicate Arcane Symbols can be combined into equipped ones to give them experience.
  • When an Arcane Symbol is at 99% growth experience, you can level it up by paying a meso fee (10/20/30 million meso for level 2/3/4).

Arcane Force required for 150% Max Damage

  • 30 AF = 50 AF for bonus
  • 50 AF = 80 AF for bonus
  • 80 AF = 120 AF for bonus
  • 100 AF = 150 AF for bonus
  • 130 AF = 200 AF for bonus
  • 160 AF = 240 AF for bonus
  • 190 AF = 290 AF for bonus
  • 200 AF = 300 AF for bonus
  • 210 AF = 320 AF for bonus
  • 240 AF = 360 AF for bonus

Arcane Force Damage Formula Explanation

Assuming you have 0 Arcane Force, and the map in Arcane River requires 30 Arcane Force, you will deal 10% of your current damage. Every 10 Arcane Force you obtained, you gain 30% damage (90% damage divided by 30 = 3% damage per Arcane Force). You can gain up to 150% damage. For this scenario, if you have 50 Arcane Force instead of 30 Arcane Force, you can inflict max damage of 150% for maps that requires 30 Arcane Force. (50 Arcane Force x 3% damage per Arcane Force + base 10% = 160%, round down to max of 150%)

MapleStory Videos

MapleStory OVERRIDE/BEYOND 2017 COMPLETE 1-250 Leveling Guide!

MapleStory Arcane Force Damage Penalties & Bonuses

MapleStory Vanishing Journey – “How much range do I need?”

MapleStory Questline Guide

Ayumilove MapleStory Ellinel Fairy Academy Questline Guide (Level 30-40)

Ayumilove MapleStory Gold Beach Questline Guide (Level 35-50)

Ayumilove MapleStory Riena Strait Questline Guide (Level 50-60)

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2 thoughts on “Best MapleStory Training Spots 1-250 Guide (GMS v.183 – MapleStory Beyond/Override)

  1. Ayumilove Post author

    @Qriox: Thanks for your input! I’ll add it into the guide above!

  2. Qriox

    Starforce for the maps:
    Dark Kentaurus = 15
    Dual Ghost Pirates = 26
    Cerberus = 55
    Dark Wyverns/Skelegon/Skelesaurus = 65/70
    Kerning Tower Maps = 80
    Road to Oblivion 4 = 90
    Armory 2 = 120
    Omega Sector = 140